Pushing the limits on what it means to be “Green””
Maria Yee pioneered ecologically responsible luxury furnishings also known as EcoLuxury™. The company is dedicated to protecting the earth by innovating green manufacturing and using sustainable materials in every handcrafted piece. In her efforts to protect the Earth’s limited natural resources while continuing to produce quality furniture, Maria Yee advocates forest management. No trees from tropical forests are used. The hardwood species are responsibly grown and selectively harvested.
To offset the devastating effects of deforestation, in 2005, Maria Yee introduced her BambooTimbre™ - a patented rapidly renewable material as an alternative to solid hardwood for furniture making.
Maria Yee operates two energy efficient manufacturing campuses in China totaling 35 acres and one million square feet of production space. In 2008, both factories received the ISO9001 quality management certification - a global management standard acknowledging proper documentation and adherence to quality procedures and processes. They operate using energy efficient hydronic heating and skylights, each measuring more than 420 feet in length, which eliminate the need for electrical lighting during the day. At night, energy efficient light bulbs are used.